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Thread: Why do I go shopping? It's his fault.

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    Why do I go shopping? It's his fault.

    I am still learning how to get around new cities since we moved from Toronto in August. Today my DH and I went to arrange service and setup for his snooker table. On the way home, he was taking a new route for me, and we went past a new-to-me fabric store. He is an enabler! In we went at his suggestion.
    They had a sale of course- buy 1 yard and get 2 yards free. Home I came with 4 large pieces of quilting fabric.
    12 yards of beautiful Robert Kaufman print in 2 color ways, 8 yards of a funky print to make a cover for the snooker table and 8 yards of a simple but pretty Christmas print from Marcus fabrics Old Sturbridge collection. I don't need another inch of fabric. Hope I can find room in my cabinet for these new additions.
    Guess I just have to blame DH.

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    There was a plan in his enabling you. A cover for his snooker table. LOL He does sound like a keeper!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    sounds good to me!!!!
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    so where is this quilt shop.....I go to TO at least once a year and I`m always looking for new places to visit.....hubbys can be awesome enablers right? lol
    Quote Originally Posted by quilter1 View Post
    I am still learning how to get around new cities since we moved from Toronto in August. Today my DH and I went to arrange service and setup for his snooker table. On the way home, he was taking a new route for me, and we went past a new-to-me fabric store. He is an enabler! In we went at his suggestion.
    They had a sale of course- buy 1 yard and get 2 yards free. Home I came with 4 large pieces of quilting fabric.
    12 yards of beautiful Robert Kaufman print in 2 color ways, 8 yards of a funky print to make a cover for the snooker table and 8 yards of a simple but pretty Christmas print from Marcus fabrics Old Sturbridge collection. I don't need another inch of fabric. Hope I can find room in my cabinet for these new additions.
    Guess I just have to blame DH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huntannette View Post
    so where is this quilt shop.....I go to TO at least once a year and I`m always looking for new places to visit.....hubbys can be awesome enablers right? lol
    It was Fabricland in Kitchener! They had a great selection of quilting fabric and supplies. This was my first visit to that location.

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    ahhhh ty...all Fabriclands are not the same...I will drop in if I go that way....
    Quote Originally Posted by quilter1 View Post
    It was Fabricland in Kitchener! They had a great selection of quilting fabric and supplies. This was my first visit to that location.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huntannette View Post
    ahhhh ty...all Fabriclands are not the same...I will drop in if I go that way....
    HuntAnnette ... Thanks for getting the scoop ... and ITA all Fabriclands are not created equal!
    Obviously, their sales are not either ........... I was in Orangeville and Guelph FLand's this week, and neither had a sale like that! I am sure neither had any Kaufman fabric ... nor did they have much Christmas fabric.

    Will have to check out Kitchener sometime ... when I go that way??


    Quilter1 ... good to know you are getting settled into your new area and finding all the "important" places to haunt!
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    Curse those enablers!! Mine searches out the sales.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quilter1 View Post
    They had a sale of course- buy 1 yard and get 2 yards free. Home I came with 4 large pieces of quilting fabric.
    12 yards of beautiful Robert Kaufman print in 2 color ways, 8 yards of a funky print to make a cover for the snooker table and 8 yards of a simple but pretty Christmas print from Marcus fabrics Old Sturbridge collection. I don't need another inch of fabric. Hope I can find room in my cabinet for these new additions.
    Guess I just have to blame DH.
    Oh I would love to see the Kaufman fabric, can you share photos?

    Nice to have an enabling hubby .... plus he can carry heavy packages!
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    My Hubby is an enabler, in his own way. We only have one small LQS in the town nearest us(we live on a farm). We do some shopping and business in a larger town about 100 miles away and after our errands are done, he always asks....."Do you need to stop at ...quilt shop?" ...or..."Do you want to go to JoAnn's?" He hates to go in and shop in almost any store so he sits in the vehicle and plays with Iphone aps or naps. (AND never complains about time or money spent!! Ain't he sweet!) He does know that I am the one who is most cautious about spending.

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    My gosh - what a wonderful and thoughtful husband you have. I would probably faint if mine suggested such a thing.

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    wow, that does NOT sound like the Fabricland we have not so close to me. I was hoping for a new Quilt store.
    In the last 2 years there have been 5 stores closed sort of around me. I was hoping for one to try out.
    The internet is killing them all. I had one store owner say that she has had people in classes order their fabric online while right in the class in the store.

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    WOW quilter1, great score! Yes, please show us what you got.....
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    ...At least you had a plan for some of it! Thats better than I can say most of the time!

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    Wow! 28 yards of new fabric!!! Do you think he knew what he was getting into when he suggested going in? I made a self pact to not purchase any new fabric until I've finished all my UFO's. In all honesty I probably shouldn't purchase any new fabric until there's space for it! Good luck finding space for all your new fabric! With regards to DH, you've got a keeper there for sure!
    Go forth and sew!

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    Sounds wonderful!!!

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    WOW that is one heck of a sale! Our LQS had one over the weekend buy 5 yds and get 5 free - I stayed away because I knew I wouldn't be able to control myself!

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    Recently DH and I were in Goodwill and we were rushing through as had to be somewhere (ran in to look for a coat for him as he left his at work and it was the weekend) Well, in our running through I spotted a bin with bolts of decorating fabric and these bolts were taller than me! I stopped so fast I almost tripped and DH did bump into me. Not a day has gone by since, when he sees me with fabric at home, he doesn't tease me by imitating me when I saw the bolts of fabric, all dreamy, breathless sort of voice, "Ooooh, bolts of fabric". He says I "fondled" the fabric so intently that he wants to be a bolt of fabric! You know the suggestions years ago, to spice things up, about meeting your DH at the door wrapped in nothing but saran wrap? I have expect to come home someday with him wrapped as a bolt of fabric!

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    What a nice guy!!

    My husband thinks I have a fever if I don't need to go into a fabric store at least once a week...
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